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  • Editor's Letter: Processors Get Interesting Again
    It&s been a long time since anyone has gotten really excited about a new processor. Remember when the 386 hit the market? While no amount of wishful thinking is going to bring those days back, Intel&s latest road map appears to be resonating with many system builders in a way that hasn&t been seen for sometime.
  • Intel Sets An Agenda For Global Cooling
    After years of promoting clock speed and with 5GHz just around the corner, Intel has decided to shift gears and develop a new platform architecture, labeled performance per watt, where overall performance and power efficiency is more of a priority than clock speed.
  • Juniper Adds Catalyst Telecom
    Juniper Networks is expanding its partnership ranks with the addition of distributor Catalyst Telecom, CRN has learned.
  • Restructuring combines small-business, worldwide partner groups


    Microsoft Merges Units
    Microsoft has annexed its small-business division to its worldwide partner group as part of a company reorganization that consolidated the company into three units.
  • Solution providers boost custom-system margins, sales with managed services


    Business Trends: Replicating Revenue
    Custom-systems solution providers are ramping up efforts to cash in on the growing market for managed services as a way to augment top-line revenue and bolster system sales.
  • Less than half of solution providers offerings hosted applications have partnered with an ISV to prmote and market their solutions.


    Special Delivery: Applications As A Service
    A growing number of solution providers are beginning to acknowledge the benefits of offering applications as a service. However, in a recent CRN Monthly Solution Provider Survey, only 34 percent of the 357 solution providers polled said they are currently delivering this service to their clients.
  • Keep Networks Safe And Sound
    ZyXEL Communications recently released the ZyWall 70 UTM Security Appliance, which offers antivirus, intrusion detection and prevention, and firewall capabilities—all in a single hardware appliance.
  • Custom Is Critical In The Medical Market
    When a cardiologist needs images of a patient&s heart, he or she may generate as many as 2,500, 2-Mbyte images at 30 images per second and store them on a RAID array at 90 MBps.
  • Keeping It Straight
    I pride myself on being fairly organized, but there are days (like today, as a matter of fact) when I just can&t keep up with all the stuff flying at me. Whenever I extrapolate that feeling to what you do for a living, especially you on the security services side, I shudder. Twice.
  • VARs can't stress this enough: business-continuity plans are an investment, not an expense


    'Be Prepared'
    Hurricane Katrina has made the Boy Scout motto “Be Prepared” the new mantra of the IT industry and buried one of the greatest myths of our time: It can&t happen here.
  • Resellers Go Long On LAN Lockdown
    The race to lock down the corporate LAN is heating up with a slew of new network access control products poised to drive big sales gains for partners.
  • VARBusiness Honors Technology Innovation
    Attracting a record 500-plus entries, response to the 2005 VARBusiness Technology Innovators Awards is the most successful since its inception three years ago. Judged by an esteemed panel of solution providers, a range of products released between July 2004 and July 2005 were scrutinized for technical creativity, usefulness, "coolness" and overall innovation. In the following series of stories, get the lowdown on the finalists and an analysis of their respective IT markets.
  • Cisco To Beef Up Security Framework
    Cisco Systems is scheduled to add several features to its networked security framework, including support for its Catalyst network switches as well as its wireless routers.

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